Theo Bunker (Treasurer) and Mihi Sinclair (Office Manager) are responsible for the running of the office. The office manages the financial business of the runanga, and in 2016 will continue to work with the each of the portfolio holders to enable targets to be met.  The office processes memberships, plans meetings (the AGM, general meetings, and whānau hui), supports the portfolio holders and the management of the marae.   The office is also responsible for relationships with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, local authorities, and Papatipu Rūnanga.

Communications also runs through the office. We write up whānau news and stories for Te Pānui Rūnaka, manage the website, social media, pānui, develop the visual identity of Wairewa, write up various reports and publications such as The Annual Report and are involved with planning documents.

We are always looking for stories from whanau to publish in Te Panui Runaka, we want to hear about significant birthdays, babies, scholarships, student graduations, sports events, wedding anniversaries, weddings and all with photographs, please.  Let us know about nga mate.  Please send your stories to

The office can be contacted by emailing or calling 03 377 1513. You can email communications directly at